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Poll Results: What do you believe is "Maxing" a game?

 
  • 50% (154)
    1080p, 60fps, all Available Settings on Highest with 4-8x AA
  • 4% (13)
    1080p, 60fps, all Available Settings on Highest with 2x AA
  • 7% (22)
    1080p, 60fps, all Available Settings on Highest without AA (Or FXAA/SMAA)
  • 6% (19)
    1080p, 30+ fps, all Available Settings on Highest with 4-8x AA
  • 0% (1)
    1080p, 30+ fps, all Available Settings on Highest with 2x AA
  • 1% (4)
    1080p, 30+ fps, all Available Settings on Highest without AA (Or FXAA/SMAA)
  • 19% (58)
    2560x1600/1440, 60fps, all Available Settings on Highest with/without AA.
  • 0% (2)
    2560x1600/1440, 30+ fps, all Available Settings on Highest with/without AA.
  • 10% (32)
    OTHER
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post #131 of 138
setting everything to MAX @ your monitors highest resolution of course, including AA type stuff

But I don't count v-sync or physX unless you have a nvidia card

And maxing means maxing it, doesn't matter how good or bad it runs, and 4x AA is NOT max if the game setting can do 8x AA

Where did you people go to school????????
Edited by Kaltenbrunner - 5/15/13 at 8:48pm
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post #132 of 138
Like many of you, I define it as such:

1) Game is playing at the native resolution of your monitor(s)
2) All in game settings are as high as they can go, AA include, EVERY setting is MAXED out.
3) Average FPS matches or exceeds the max refresh rate of your monitors, ideally I'd like to say minimum matches but that's just near impossible to guarantee.

I didn't vote because none of those fit my criteria, lol.
 
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post #133 of 138
Maximum is already defined. All in-game graphical settings should be set to the highest available option. Image quality and performance hits are irrelevant because the point is to test the capability of your rig. The resolution should be based on each user because monitors are hardware.
post #134 of 138
PhysX games too.?
post #135 of 138
All I'm hearing from most of the over-1080p enthusiast crowd is that you don't like that fact that if this was standard, that you are beyond maxing the game, that's a good thing.

Call it a standard, call it a point of reference, call it what you want to call it people, the poll and the majority have spoken. When someone says they're maxing out a game, we can at least assume they're gaming with all high settings and AA, at a resolution of 1080p or more.
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post #136 of 138
are we talking 60fps AVG or minimum 60fps?
     
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post #137 of 138
I decided to fire up lost planet on the old hag rig in my sig, and bumped everything to max in DX10 mode, with AA at 16xQ (which looks no different from 4xMSAA)

Performance dropped as you may have guessed, but average FPS was way above 60 at all times, some dips into 40's.


That is what i call maxing a game, using 4xMSAA, AA that looks no different is just wasteful, unless you have a framerate that is hitting the 300+fps range.

This goes for all hardware.


I also noticed people using different DX versions, here is an example...

You can clearly see DX9c under all the specifications in the video.

My video contains all the DX10 features enabled, in DX10 mode, which brings performance down by almost half..



We need to take into account games that can use different DX versions too.
Edited by amd655 - 8/26/13 at 3:11am
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